Launch of the Roads for Development (R4D) Phase 2 and Inauguration of R4D Road in Same of Timor-Leste
23 March 2017, Same, Manufahi District, Timor-Leste
The Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Communications (MPWTC) launched Phase II of the Government of Timor-Leste’s key programme in the rural roads sector – the Roads for Development Programme (R4D) – in Same, Manufahi. As part of the launch, one of R4D’s rehabilitated core rural roads, the Same-Daisua-Grotu road (length 11.2 km), was inaugurated.
SCORE Experience Sharing in Deqing
22 March 2017, Beijing, China
On 9 March 2017, the ILO and SAWS jointly carried out the workshop on ILO-SAWS SCORE Piloting Program Mid-term Review in Deqing County, Zhejiang Province. 80 representatives from the national and local SAWS, local government officials, participating factories and other stakeholders attended the event. Ambitious goal has been set during the meeting that 500 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Zhejiang Province will be reached and carry out SCORE Project in the coming years.
19 March 2017,
A study has highlighted how job reservation policies could be adjusted to help more indigenous and tribal peoples (ITPs) secure government jobs in Bangladesh.
SCORE Launch Event under the ILO & ETI PPP Collaboration Framework
17 March 2017, Beijing, China
On 15 March 2017, the ILO Office for China and Mongolia and Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) launched a project to improve the productivity, competiveness and sustainability of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, under the ILO’s Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises or SCORE program.
16 March 2017, Lahore, Pakistan
A 3–day Workshop on Multinational Enterprises, Social Policies and Fundamental Principles & Rights at Work completed sucessfully under ILO’s Project on “More and better jobs through socially responsible labour practices in Asia” for the sport goods industry in Sialkot.
Launch of the Employment Generation and Livelihoods through Reconciliation (EGLR) Project in Northern Sri Lanka
15 March 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka
The Project on Employment Generation and Livelihoods through Reconciliation funded by the Government of Norway was launched in Vavuniya on the 15th of March 2017
New pension scheme
10 March 2017, Bogor, West Java, Indonesia
Responding to a request from the Indonesian Ministry of Manpower and BPJS Ketenagakerjaan the ILO has undertaken an actuarial valuation of the new pension scheme.
10 March 2017,
On March 9 Lok Sabha passed the amendments to the Maternity Benefit Act. The bill is aimed at benefiting about 1.8 million women in the organized sector.
09 March 2017, Geneva
Worker, employer and government representatives of the executive body of the ILO will discuss global employment and social challenges, review basic labour rights and the ILO programme and budget proposals for 2018-19.
Transformation of Women at Work in Asia: An Unfinished Development Agenda
01 March 2017,
Women's labour force participation has either fallen or remained stagnant across Asia says the ILO ahead of International Women’s Day. An ILO book reviews the role of women in Asia’s economic transformation and highlights the barriers they face in the region’s labour market.